Tuesday, February 9, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

GW’s Bicentennial Opening Ceremony

Join us to celebrate GW's 200th year!

GW will kick off its bicentennial celebrations with a virtual ceremony on February 9, 2021, from 4:00 to 5:00pm EST, the 200th anniversary of the 1821 congressional act that established the university. The “Charter Day” event will highlight two centuries of GW moments and include discussions with current President Thomas LeBlanc and former GW Presidents Steven Knapp and Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and Reena Ninan, BA ’01, journalist and founder of Good Trouble Productions.

The program will also feature current Board of Trustees Chair Grace Speights, JD ’82; actor, producer, and activist Kerry Washington, BA ’98, HON ’13; and CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash, BA ’93.

The virtual festivities will include musical entertainment; short films on student life at GW through the years and historic moments in faculty research; and readings from the university’s charter.

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